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Objective

This Program Announcement (PA) will support the development and conduct of scientific conferences relevant to stem cell research. A scientific conference is defined as an organized event where persons physically assemble to exchange scientific information or explore a defined scientific subject. Support of such conferences is contingent on the fiscal and programmatic priorities of CIRM. Conference grant awards are open to non-profit organizations in California.

CIRM plans to allocate up to $300,000 annually for this program. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the number, quality, timing, and costs of the proposals received, and on CIRM programmatic priorities.The maximum award (i.e., total for all years requested) that will be supported under this PA is the lesser of $50,000 or 50% of the total conference budget, unless otherwise approved by the ICOC.

Application Instructions and Forms

Applications for conference grants will be accepted, reviewed and approved periodically as indicated in the table below. The application form is available through the CIRM Grants Management Portal at https://grants.cirm.ca.gov/login/login .

The application for CIRM Conference Grants consists of two parts:

  • Part A: Application Information and Proposal [Web-based document]
  • Part B: Supporting Documentation

The Conference Grant application must be submitted by the Program Director via the CIRM Grants Management Portal, as follows:

  1. Go to the Grants Management Portal (https://grants.cirm.ca.gov/login/upgrade_browser) and log in with your existing CIRM Username and Password. If you do not have a Username, Click on the “New User” link and follow the instructions to create a CIRM Username and password.
  2. After logging in, click on the “Open Programs” tab and look for the section labeled “RFAs and Programs Open for Applications“. Click on the “Start a Grant Application” link corresponding to the “PA 08-06 CIRM Conference Awards: Grant Application” section.
  3. Using the drop down menu, identify the Institution from which you intend to apply and click “Save“.
  4. Complete each section of the application by clicking on the appropriate link and following the posted instructions. Part B of the application must be uploaded by clicking on the “Upload Required Documents” link. The signature page template (an html print screen) can also be found and submitted in the “Upload Required Documents” section.
  5. To submit your application, click on the “Done with Grant Application” button. The “Done with Grant Application” button will be enabled when all required sections have been completed and the signature page uploaded. Please note that once this has been selected, you will no longer be able to make changes to your Grant Application.
  6. To confirm submission of your Grant Application, go back to your home page and check the list under the section labled “Your Submitted Applications“. You will see your Grant Application number and meeting title entered for PA 08-06 CIRM Conference Awards: Grant Application uder this section once the submission process has been completed.
Application Submission Deadlines
Conference Start Date Submission Deadline
July – September 2013 July 31, 2013
October – December 2013 August 21, 2013
January – March 2014 October 1, 2013
April – June 2014 January 1, 2014
July – September 2014 April 1, 2014
October – December 2014 July 1, 2014
January – March 2015 October 1, 2014
April – June 2015 January 1, 2015

For information about this program please contact: 

Patricia Chavira
Grants Review Specialist
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Email: tchavira@cirm.ca.gov
Phone: (415) 396-9109
FAX: (415) 396-9142

Rahul Thakar, Ph.D.
Science Officer
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Email: rthakar@cirm.ca.gov
Phone: (415) 396-9259


ICOC Approval:
February 9, 2015
Total Awards:
81
Award Value:
$1,640,319

Awards

Institution Investigator Grant Title Award Value
University of California, Davis Randi Hagerman Pathways of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (C8) $29,939
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium $25,000
Ocular Research Symposia Foundation, Inc. Dr. Gerald Chader SIGHT RESTORATION THROUGH STEM CELL THERAPY $20,000
University of Southern California Qing Liu-Michael USC/UCSF/UCLA Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Retreat $5,000
Vitalant Research Institute Dr. Shibani Pati Cellular Therapies in Trauma and Critical Care Medicine: Forging New Frontiers $40,000
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Fouad Kandeel 15th Annual Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium $20,000
University of California, Davis Dr. Alice F Tarantal 13th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases $10,000
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Dr. Edward Holmes Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa $40,000
Gordon Research Conferences Leonard I. Zon 2015 Gordon Research Conference: Stem Cells & Cancer $20,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr Diana Jean Laird The 2014 Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Meeting $3,000
University of California, San Diego Shu Chien 10th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium $8,000
University of California, San Diego Shu Chien The 14th UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium $5,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Emmanuelle Passegue CA-HSCI 1st Generation Stem Cell PI Meeting $20,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Ophir Klein MD, PhD Stem Cells Craniofacial Development and Disease $4,500
University of California, San Diego Prof. John M. Ravits Cell Therapy for amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) -Testing the Limits: What should we use as preclinical standards of clinical trials? $7,193
Children’s Neurobiological Solutions (CNS) Foundation Alex Richmond The Best Next Steps: Setting a Path for Advancing Pediatric Neurology $10,000
Vitalant Research Institute Shibani Pati Cell Therapies in Trauma and Critical Care: Barriers in Translation from Pre-clinical to Clinical Development $18,440
Research for Cure Marilyn Smith Working 2 Walk Science & Advocacy Symposium $22,113
University of Southern California Kathy Rich The Stem Cell Niche in Development and Regeneration $7,476
Buck Institute for Age Research Victoria Lunyak Stem Cell Research and Aging $30,000
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Professor Clive Niels Svendsen California ALS Summit 2012 $6,825
International Symposium on Neural Regeneration, Inc. Roger Madison 14th International Symposium on Neural Regeneration $20,000
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Martina Wiedau-Pazos California ALS Summit 2011 $13,300
Brain Mapping Foundation Dr. Babak Kateb 8th Annual World Congress for Brain, Spinal Cord Mapping and Image Guided Therapy at Mission Bay Conference Center of UCSF School of Medicine $17,200
University of California, Santa Barbara Francis J. Doyle 12th Annual Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium $15,000
University of California, Berkeley Dr. Song Li University of California Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium 2012 $25,200
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Dr. John Yu First Annual Stem Cell Therapies for Neurological Disorders: Overcoming the Current Barriers to Clinical Translation, April 30 (special stem cell program for high school students on April 28) $18,500
University of California, Santa Cruz Dr. Camilla Forsberg UCSC Frontiers of Stem Cells and Aging Symposium $24,405
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Lawrence Goldstein The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Symposium and the investor and Partnering Forum at Stem Cells on the Mesa $44,000
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Tatiana Segura 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting Symposium “Design of Cell Instructive Materials” $4,000
University of California, San Diego Dong-Er Zhang International RUNX Workshop $24,000
University of California, Irvine Dr. Peter J Donovan Systems Biology of Stem Cells $25,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Arnold Kriegstein MD, PhD UCSF Frontiers of Neural Stem Cells Symposium $35,000
Gladstone Institutes, J. David Dr. Deepak Srivastava ISSCR – Roddenberry International Symposium on Cellular reprogramming $43,000
Vitalant Research Institute Elizabeth Read Translation of Stem Cell Therapies: Strategies and Best Practices for PreClinical Developments $25,000
Vitalant Research Institute Elizabeth Read Translation of Stem Cell Therapies: Best Practices and Regulatory Considerations $30,000
International Society for Stem Cell Research Dr. Irving L Weissman MD ISSCR 8th Annual Meeting – San Francisco $62,475
University of California, Davis Dr. Alice F Tarantal 10th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases $18,300
University of California, Davis Dr. Alice F Tarantal 9th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases $12,000
University of California, Davis Dr. Alice F Tarantal 11th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases $16,850
University of California, San Diego Dr. Lawrence S. B. Goldstein San Diego Stem Cell Science Education Symposium at UCSD $6,237
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Irvin SY Chen Stem Cells: A New Avenue of HIV Research and New Approaches to HIV Treatment $24,456
Gordon Research Conferences Catriona Jamieson 2011 Gordon Conference on Stem Cells and Cancer $40,000
Stanford University Hank Greely Stem Cell Policy: Understanding the Scientific and Legal Challenges Ahead $5,838
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Edward Holmes Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa: 6th Annual Scientific Symposium & 1st Annual Investor and Partnering Forum $40,000
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Edward Holmes Stem Cell Meeting on Mesa $40,000
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Edward Holmes Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa $40,000
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Richard Jove Innovative Partnerships: Bringing Stem Cell Discoveries to the Clinic $14,994
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Richard Jove Innovation and Translational Stem Cell Therapy for Diabetes and Neurological Diseases: Paving the way for real life solutions $14,878
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Richard Jove New Approaches in Cell Based Therapies $20,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Brian Black Weinstein Cardiovascular Development Conference $35,000
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Fouad R Kandeel 2012 Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium: Advances in Diabetes Research $15,000
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Fouad R Kandeel 2011 Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium: Advances in Diabetes Research $15,000
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Fouad R Kandeel 2013 Rachmiel Diabetes and Obesity Levine Symposium – Advances in Diabetes Research $27,750
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute Fouad R Kandeel 2009 Rachmiel Levine Diabetes and Obesity Symposium: Advances in Diabetes Biology, Immunology and Cell Therapy $15,000
Stanford University Dr. Thomas A. Rando MD, PhD Keystone Symposia, ‘The Life of a Stem Cell: From Birth to Death’ $50,000
California Institute of Technology Paul H. Patterson World Stem Cell Summit $50,000
Children’s Hospital of Orange County Dr. Philip H Schwartz Stem Cell Therapies for Pediatric Diseases and Injuries: A Critial Evaluation $786
Gladstone Institutes, J. David Dr. Steven M. Finkbeiner THE 5TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA ALS PAC10 AND RESEARCH NETWORK MEETING $9,529
University of California, Irvine Dr. Michelle Khine UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium $7,525
Biocom Institute Jennifer Landress The 2014 BIO International Convention $50,000
Stanford University Dr. Joseph C. Wu Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Symposium $9,000
University of California, San Francisco Jason R. Rock Tri-Institutional Stem Cell Retreat $3,500
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Tippi C. Mackenzie MD In Utero Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Maternal-Fetal Tolerance $17,526
Stanford University Dr. Fan Yang PhD 2014 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting: Symposium Y: Biomaterials for Biomolecule Delivery and Understanding Cell-Niche Interactions $10,000
Human Organ Project Anita Caufield Regenerative Medicine Foundation 2014 Conference $50,000
University of California, San Francisco Jeffrey Rosenfeld California ALS Research Summit 2014 $8,563
University of California, Davis Dr. Mark Yarborough PhD Stem Cell Research for Neurological Disorders: A Case Study in Ethical and Policy Issues in ALS Research $1,020
University of California, San Francisco Regis Kelly The Science of Staying Younger Longer $6,500
Gladstone Institutes, J. David Dr. Deepak Srivastava Keystone Symposia, “Stem Cells and Reprogramming” $50,000
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine Dr. Edward Holmes The Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine’s Scientific Symposium and the Regen Med Partnering Forum at Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa VIII $35,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Susan J Fisher PhD The Stem Cell Niche in Development and Disease $5,000
University of California, San Francisco Dr. Peter G. Stock IPITA 2013 – 14th World Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet transplant Association $10,000
University of California, Los Angeles Dr. Dana Leanne Jones 7th CA/HSCI Junior PI Conference: Stem Cells 2.0 $2,500
Stanford University Dr. Thomas A. Rando Third Annual Symposium on Regenerative Rehabilitation $20,000
OCTANe Foundation for Innovation Matthew Jenusaitis Orange County Summit on Regenerative Medicine (OCSRM) $2,500
Alliance Forum Foundation George Hara 2013 World Alliance Forum in San Francisco $3,500
University of California, San Diego Dr. Joan Heller Brown International Society for Heart Research (ISHR) XX1 World Congress $10,000
Scripps Research Institute Dr. Jeanne F Loring World Stem Cell Summit $30,000
University of California, Davis Dr. Alice F Tarantal 12th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases $8,000
Stanford University Dr. Julian Sage 3rd International RB conference $10,000
Total:
$1,640,318.68